Tag: James Leclaire

James Leclaire to release new album ‘These Weights’

James Leclaire to release new album ‘These Weights’

    “These Weights” is James Leclaire’s fourth album in four years. “I have a busy mind,” he says. A storyteller at heart, Leclaire is constantly making up stories and turning them into distinct songs. His latest album consists of a collection of stories about the weights each of us carry on our journey through life. “In life we have so much on our backs, […]

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Gig Pick:  FOLK IT ALL: Ottawa’s Heaviest Folk, Country and Celtic Music Festival

Gig Pick: FOLK IT ALL: Ottawa’s Heaviest Folk, Country and Celtic Music Festival

Folk It All is a brand new festival of the loudest and proudest independent folk, county and Celtic artists in Ottawa. The event takes place at The Rainbow (76 Murray Street) on Saturday, March 21. Tickets are available at Compact Music Inc. (206 Bank St), Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St), Antique Skate Shop (9 Florence Ave) or online at www.universe.com/folkitall. Get […]

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Encore – Murder (Episode 1)

Encore – Murder (Episode 1)

Welcome to Encore, our first podcast series. The whole idea of this first bunch of podcasts is to show off some serious Canadian talent, organized into thematic episodes. We’ll have shows featuring many well-known and lesser-known Canadian acts, each episode based on a theme such as “Blue”, “Wave”, “Sex”, etc. Today, by luck of the draw, our first episode is […]

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Concert Pick: O-Town Hoedown Concert Tour 2014

Concert Pick: O-Town Hoedown Concert Tour 2014

The O-Town Hoedown‘s 8th Annual Concert Series was formed in 2007 by Ottawa songwriter, musician and radio personality Lefty McRightly. The music festival starts on September 24th and runs until October 5th at various music venues throughout Ottawa. RSVP to Facebook event pages here: www.facebook.com/otownhoedown/events Incorporating music from a cross-section of country-related genres including alt-country, honky tonk, bluegrass, rockabilly, roots rock and […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part I)

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest Revue – Bands from the YOW (Part I)

At this year RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, we had a chance to meet with all 32 Ottawa acts performing at the 10-day festival. Today, we present to you the first of four videos. In this video, you’ll find: Hip hop, producer, and entertainer extraordinaire Atherton Veteran blues-soul band Firebelly Singer-songwriter James Leclaire The alt-country rock of Jonathan Becker & The North […]

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In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

It’s been three days since the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest ended, and like many festival goers withdrawal is in full force. There’s a part of me that wishes the festival would be re-starting tonight, which is quite the opposite of what I was feeling on Sunday night when exhaustion had overcome me. This was my 11th Bluesfest, and every year I […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 3 – Fiftymen, James Leclaire, Amos the Transparent, and Scattered Clouds

RBC Bluesfest Revue, July 3 – Fiftymen, James Leclaire, Amos the Transparent, and Scattered Clouds

Here’s your quick rundown of the Ottawa-area performers playing Bluesfest today in chronological order. Click on the performers’ name to get a fuller description. You can also check out the full list here. 6:00 Fiftymen take to the River Stage in what will likely be a honky tonkying good time. Kick up your heels to their rocking country music. James Leclaire has […]

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CD Review: James Leclaire Delivers on Of What Is Left

CD Review: James Leclaire Delivers on Of What Is Left

James Leclaire sings with a gritty voice (think Steve Earle but without the booze issues) and I’ll admit that I first thought it was affectation. James is a super friendly, clean cut guy from the Ottawa Valley, and to meet him is to meet a man with a big smile, quick wit, and really positive attitude. In short, this is the […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: James Leclaire

RBC Bluesfest Revue: James Leclaire

Originally from nearby Renfrew, Ontario, James Leclaire has established himself as one of Ottawa’s rising country-folk singers. However, Leclaire isn’t some teenager that is just making his mark. On the contrary, he’s been involved music for several years, having been part of a two punk bands who released several LPs. But as those bands separated as the members got older, […]

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